Here are some easy and interesting crafts for kids that will be of great use when they feel bored. Scroll down the pages and have a few of these up your sleeve for that extra recreational time with your children.
Kids adore beautiful butterflies, which makes butterfly crafts a popular choice. Turn old toilet paper rolls into adorable butterflies like this one or add more creative ideas on the butterflies’ wings.
This beautiful key windchime can be a gift for anyone who has a garden or balcony, don’t you think so? Just find some old useless keys and a branch; then paint keys and the stick with a few coordinating colors; tie a piece of string to each key; tie the keys to the branch and make sure that they are close enough to each other. Have a try, and your children will love it.
This easy craft not only looks great but is helpful for kids to learn to count, or you can even use it as a bookmark. Prepare craft sticks or popsicle sticks, glitter glue, and a marker; number each stick; add a few drops of glitter glue on each numbered stick and leave it to dry. That’s it! It’s so easy.
Kids love to play with dough, and you can buy it from almost any shop, but how about making it with your kids together? It is a lot more fun. Prepare 1/2 cup of cornstarch, 1 cup of baking soda, and 3/4 cup of water; add all the ingredients to a saucepan and heat it to medium temperature while stirring it all in; continue stirring until it begins to turn solid; turn off the heat and wait for it to cool. It’s easy to try!
The paper pinwheel is a timeless craft to amuse kids. You can make one with the steps below: prepare a square of paper; fold your square corner to corner, then unfold; make a pencil mark about 1/3 of the way from the center; cut along fold lines and stop at your pencil mark; bring every other point into the center and stick a pin through all four points; finally stick the pin into a thin dowel. Enjoy!
With paper, some strings, and a doily, you can make these colorful baskets with your kids. They can be used to hold flowers or candy canes. What an attractive and useful craft it is!
With recycling boxes, you can make this magnetic cardboard tic tac toe, and play it on the fridge with your kids while preparing dinner. Cut 10 circles out of cardboard; draw 5 “X” signs and 5 “O”; flip the circles over and attach the magnet to them with hot glue. You get it!
Kids have lots of ideas, and most of them are related to animals. With a paper plate, you can let your kids create their own petting zoos by painting on them and adding paper faces and limbs to complete the work of art.
Never imagined Rigatoni could be used to make a necklace? Look at this beautiful work of art! It’s as much fun to create as it is to wear.
This painting activity is exciting and easy to do. Just use fingers to add leaves to pre-drawn stems, and then add different colored flowers. You can also encourage your kids to have even more creative ideas.